Air fryer Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries from frozen are amazing. It’s way better than cooking them in the regular conventional oven. Yes, you can totally cook them from frozen, straight from the freezer without any extra oil.

Air Fryer Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Fries on Plate

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Why are these air fried sweet potato fries so good ? Because the hot circulating air of the air fryer in a smaller compact appliance makes the fries super crispy. You don’t even need to add any extra oil. The frozen sweet potato fries are crispy on the outside and awesome when you want a quick batch of hot fries. Because these frozen fries cook so quick, it’s hard to not want to eat even every day. Just add your favorite dip and you’re ready to enjoy! We have some extra tips for air frying these Trader Joe’s sweet potato fries from frozen below. 

Air Fryer Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Fries in basket

Video: How to Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Tips for Air Frying Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

  • Make sure they’re completely frozen for best results. If you let them thaw and get too soft, they will break and become mushy.
  • Lay the frozen sweet potato fries in a single layer. Don’t pile them on too high because they won’t cook evenly. It’s better to cook in smaller batches. 2 layers deep is the max you’ll want to cook them for best results.
  • Sprinkle some seasonings on afterwards: garlic salt, garlic power, onion salt, onion powder, everything but bagel seasoning. Even some shredded cheese is fantastic.
  • Add your favorite dip options. There’s so many awesome possibilities.
  • Serve with your favorite sandwich or burger. These are also awesome as a snack.
  • All recipe details for time and temp are in the recipe box below. Hope you enjoy these for your next snack!
  • Pro-Tip: here’s our favorite tools to help make air frying easier:
Evo Oil Sprayer
Evo Oil Sprayer

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8.5" Square Blue Silicone Mat
Perforated Silicone Mat

There are Square Mats & Round Mats. These perforated non-stick silicone mats are used to cook food in your air fryer or steamer to minimize sticking. Holes allow hot circulating air to cook the food & keeps the food from sticking.

Perforated Parchment Paper
Perforated Parchment Paper

Parchment sheets are great for your air fryer or bamboo steamer (food tends to stick most on wire basket or tray). Choose from different sizes, shapes, white and brown (unbleached). Holes allow air to cook food evenly.

How to Air Fry Trader Joes Frozen Foods?

We have a big list of frozen foods from Trader joes that we want to air fry!

Air Fryer Trader Joe's Sweet Potato Fries on Plate

Trader Joes Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer

You should be able to cook a whole 15 oz bag in most air fryers without overcrowding. If you have a small air fryer, you might need to cook in 2 batches in order to not overcrowd the basket.
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  • 15 oz. (454 g) Trader Joes Frozen Sweet Potato Frites (fries)
  • Kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • ground black pepper , to taste (optional)
  • optional dipping sauce



  • Place the frozen sweet potato fries in air fryer basket and spread them evenly over the basket. You don't need thaw them first or to spray any extra oil.
    Bag of trader joes frozen sweet potato fries pouring into air fryer basket
  • Air fry the frozen sweet potato fries at 400°F/205°C for about 12-17 minutes. About halfway through cooking, shake the basket and gently turn the fries. Try not to break them. For crisper, evenly cooked fries, turn them multiples times while cooking.
    Frozen sweet potato fries in a single layer
  • If needed, Air Fry for additional 1-3 minutes to crisp to your preferred liking. Season with salt and pepper, and optional dipping sauce if desired.
    Cooked sweet potato fries in air fryer basket


  1. No Oil Necessary. Cook Fries Frozen – Do not thaw first.
  2. Shake several times for even cooking & Don’t overcrowd fryer basket.
  3. If cooking in multiple batches, the first batch will take longer to cook if Air Fryer is not already pre-heated.
  4. Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time. 
  5. Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 340mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g

Check out all these favorite dipping sauces and ways to serve sweet potato fries

  • Hey, ketchup and mustard are always a standard favorite.
  • Dip them in queso or a melty gooey cheese sauce
  • How about making some loaded sweet potato fries? Add shredded cheese, some bacon and what ever you want.
  • sprinkle a little garlic powder on top for more flavor. Paprika and curry powder are delicious too.

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